ART Module 1 Course at St Mary Twyford, Berkshire

Learning to Catch the Sally

By on 24-Jun-2017 - Saturday 18th June 2017, ringers started to arrive at 8:30 wondering if this was such a good idea as the temperatures steadily rose.  A good idea it certainly proved to be, as ringers with hugely varied teaching experience were guided through the complex process of learning a new motor skill.  Graham Nabb, who led the […] Read more

Module 2 F Course at Marsworth – Review

Learning to ring by 'place'

By on 19-Jun-2017 - On a very warm Saturday morning, 14 ringers attended the ART Module 2F course at All Saints’ church, Marsworth, Bucks. The delegates were from near (Marsworth tower), slightly further afield (Bucks, Beds and Oxon) and some distance away (near Peterborough and Basingstoke). Paul, our tutor himself had driven over 2 hours from Shropshire. Some of […] Read more

Know parts of the bell

By on 07-Jun-2017 - As well as teaching ART level 1 I am also doing 50 ringing things. For this I have created a crossword to test if they know parts of the bell. I have included a few level 2 clues to make it a bit more challenging. Debbie   Crossword Parts of the Bell     Read more

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Challenge Yourself!

50 Ringing Things Booklet

By on 04-Jun-2017 - Ringing is full of challenges and most of us like to feel we have a goal to aim for or a challenge to conquer. This new publication from ART (Association of Ringing Teachers) presents a wide range of ringing related challenges which will widen your experience, and introduce you to the full diversity of ringing […] Read more

Learning Tip: Handbell Hunting

Handbell in the 'up' position

By on 28-May-2017 - Are there any handbells in your tower? Don’t be afraid to use them to learn all about hunting and the importance of knowing your place. It doesn’t matter if you have never picked up a handbell before! Holding the strap with your thumb uppermost, practise the upstroke (equivalent to a handstroke in the tower) and […] Read more

Simulator Awareness Workshop to be held in Hathern, Leicestershire

Hathern Church - 8 bells, 9cwt

By on 26-May-2017 - This half day workshop will be led by Tony Croft at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Hathern on Saturday 29th July. Starting at 9.30am, the session will include an introduction to simulators, how they can be used effectively to teach foundation skills in the tower and support the development of ringers both […] Read more